Sadly for the Broncos, not enough has changed since the Chiefs' last visit(Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
In a nutshell, the Broncos' offense failed in crunch time in that 2016 game because the Broncos couldn't protect their quarterback, and the defense didn't rise to the occasion in the biggest moments. Thirteen months later, the Broncos' offense still doesn't protect its quarterback well enough and the defense isn't playing well enough in the biggest moments.
Week 17 NFL schedule: Here's why the NFL decided to skip 'Sunday Night Football'(Will Brinson, CBS Sports)
"We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all Week 17 games in either the 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET windows," Katz said. "This ensures that we do not have a matchup on 'Sunday Night Football' on New Year's Eve that because of earlier results has no playoff implications for one or both of the competing teams."